Though his decisions may frustrate the Red Devils coach, Solskjaer still appreciates the Portuguese’s efforts.
According toManchester United
manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,Bruno Fernandes
’s presence on the pitch is a game changer for the team and though his actions sometimes lead to the coach’s frustration, he still appreciates the player’s efforts. Fernandes, who assistedMarcus Rashford
in scoring their first goal againstLeicester
to later score their second himself, become the first Portuguese player to reach 10 goals with Man-Utd sinceCristiano Ronaldo
’s 2008-9 season.
talked about the player, saying:
"He is definitely a player that impacts results. He creates goals, scores goals, he takes risks, which every Man United player should be allowed to do, be brave enough to do. He's definitely a brave boy who sees the pass and takes the moments.”
"Sometimes I tear my hair out and say there is an easier pass, but you can't take that away from Bruno. You want that 'X factor'.”
"He's got players in front making runs, getting the chances, so I'm very pleased with his influence this season – or a year he's been here now, for 11 months he's been great. He's always there, supporting and encouraging his team-mates as well.”
"But that's also part of the team. When Bruno is that type of player, when he's got players in front of him who do make runs, do give him the opportunities to make those passes, that is not just down to Bruno.”
"We have to remember he's come into a team that has helped him. We all have a role to play and he's playing his to the top of his ability."
Fernandes not only has been able to establish himself as goal-scorer for Solskjaer’s squad but he also has the most assists rate with onlyJack Grealish
as his front-runner.